Thinking of You Card

Today we played around with dry embossing wood sheets. It’s a simple and easy way to add extra depth and detail to any wood sheet.

Supplies for the ‘Thinking of You’ Card: White Birch Wood Sheet, Raspberry Ink, Light Green Ink, Pink Ink, White card stock, light green card stock, Scissors, mini adhesive back pearls, label punch, brocade embossing folder, Big Shot machine, flower stamp(s), flower punch, thinking of you sentiment stamp and clear block, glue dots, and adhesive.

‘Thinking of You’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut light green card stock to 4 x 8″, fold in half to make a square card.

2. Cut a piece of White Birch wood sheet to 4 x 3-3/4″. Using a big shot machine and embossing folder, emboss the White Birch wood sheet.

3. Next grab your label punch and punch out a label shape approximately 1 1/2 inch from the top of the embossed White Birch wood sheet. This will create the window opening for your verse.

4. Remove paper backing and adhere embossed White Birch wood sheet to front of light green card stock, leaving 1/4″ reveal of green on the top and bottom. Trim as needed.

5. Next stamp the Thinking of You sentiment in green into the window opening – taking care to center the image. We used a photopolymer stamp and a clear block for easier alignment.

6. Stamp the flower image twice onto white card stock in light green ink. Repeat this stamping process with once with pink, and twice with raspberry ink.

7. Punch out each flower. You should have 2 light green, 1 pink, and 2 raspberry flowers. Adhere a mini self-adhesive pearl into the center of each flower.

8. Arrange the punched out flowers on either side of the window opening as shown in photo. Adhere them to the embossed White Birch wood sheet with glue dots.

Real wood sheets look wonderful when they are dry embossed. If you like this look check out our previous posts using this embossing technique here and here.

Real Wood sheets make perfect tags

Dress up an ordinary tag with your favorite wood sheet. Create quick and easy tags in minutes. We used Rustic Cherry wood to create a base and dress up these simple tags.

Supplies for the ‘Thank You’ Tag: White Birch Wood Sheet, Rustic Cherry Wood Sheet, Blue Ink, Blue card stock, White card stock, large tag punch, small tag punch, small flower punch, scissors, pink brads, Hemp twine, Thank You tag stamp, Crop-a-dile punch, glue dots, and foam dimensionals.

‘Thank You’ Tag Instructions:

1. Stamp Thank You image in blue ink on white card stock. Punch out image with small tag punch (or trim with scissors).

2. Using a small piece of White Birch sheet, punch a small flower. Adhere to stamped image using pink brad.

3. Punch out tag in blue card stock with large tag punch (or trim with scissors). Layer stamped image on top of blue card stock.

4. Cut two, 2×2″ pieces of Rustic Cherry wood sheet. Remove adhesive backing and adhere both pieces back to back, you should now have a
double-sided piece of Rustic Cherry wood.

5. Layer assembled stamp and card stock tag onto the 2×2″ Rustic Cherry wood piece with a foam dimensional. Carefully trim the Rustic Cherry wood piece to offset the large tag shape by 1/8″.

6. Using the crop-a-file punch a small hole near the top of the assembled tag. Thread Hemp twine through hole.

7. Thread Hemp Twine through hole.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s day. No pinching around here… we are wearing our green and even have a couple of festive projects to celebrate today. Pinch perfect.

Supplies for the ‘Go Green’ Card: White Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Sheet, Green Ink, Green card stock, White card stock, large label punch, small heart punch, 1/2″ corner round punch, scissors, self-adhesive pearls, Go Green stamp, Shamrock stamp, glue dots, and foam dimensionals.

‘Go Green’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut green card stock to 4.25 x 11, fold in half to make a vertical card.

2. Stamp the shamrock image in a random pattern on the left side of the green card.

3. Cut a piece of Cherry wood sheet to 2.5 x 5.5. Remove adhesive backing and place onto right side of green card base.

4. Punch the White Birch with the large label punch.

5. Stamp Go Green on white card stock. Punch out with the large label punch. Hand trim the sides so image can lay inset on top of the White Birch punched piece.

6. Punch two small hearts out of green card stock. Layer on top of assembled Go Green label. Add two small pearls.

7. Adhere assembled label piece with foam dimensionals to card, approximately 1″ from bottom of card.

5. Round the bottom two corners of the card using a 1/2″ corner round punch.

Hello Lovely Rainbow Card

Send a sweet note to the lovelies in your life. Create your own custom pattern on wood sheets easily with stamps and ink like we’ve shown on this Hello Lovely Rainbow Card.

Supplies for the ‘Hello Lovely’ Card: White Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood tape, Raspberry Ink, Indigo Ink, Green Ink, Yellow Ink, Raspberry card stock, White card stock, Scissors, 3″ paper doily, 1/2″ corner round punch, scissors, Chevron photopolymer border stamp and block, Phone stamp, Hello banner sentiment stamp, Lovely sentiment stamp, Flower image stamp, glue dots, and foam dimensionals.

‘Hello Lovely’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut Raspberry card stock to 3-1/2 x 7, fold in half to make a square card. Use 1/2″ corner rounder to round all four card corners.

2. Cut a piece of White Birch wood sheet to 3-1/8 x 3-1/8″ (square).

3. Starting at the bottom of the White Birch wood sheet 3-1/8 x 3-1/8″ square piece stamp your Chevron border piece in yellow. We used a photopolymer stamp and a clear block for easier alignment. Next stamp Chevron border piece in green above the yellow stamped imaged, approximately 1/16″ above the yellow chevron image. Repeat this stamping process with Indigo and Raspberry ink.

4. Stamp the White Birch wood sheet with the Flower image in yellow toward the top right corner. We stamped our flower image approximately 3/4 inch from top and right edge.

5. Use 1/2″ corner rounder to round all four corners of the Chevron stamped White Birch wood sheet piece. Next remove sticky back liner and adhere White Birch  wood sheet piece directly to Raspberry card stock.

6. Fold and crinkle your 3″ doily to look like a small pocket hanky. Run edges of doily in Raspberry ink. Adhere to White Birch wood sheet with glue dots.

7. Next stamp the Phone image in Indigo and Hello Banner image in Green on white card stock. Trim images out with scissors. Adhere Phone image to the top of the doily at a slight angle (as shown in photo). Tuck Hello banner image underneath phone and doily, adhere.

8. Stamp Lovely sentiment in Raspberry ink onto small piece of Cherry wood tape. Trim flag around stamped lovely piece to approximately 1/2″ x 1-1/4″. Adhere to card with dimensional at slight angle as shown in photo.

Lucky, Lucky Banner

This Lucky Banner is the perfect accent to help you decorate for March and celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Lucky you!

Supplies: White Birch Wood Sheet, Mahogany Wood Veneer, Stardream Fairway Paper, 1/2″ Gold Glitter Brads, Board Game letter pieces, Scallop Circle Punch, White 3.5″ doilies, Big Shot die cutting Machine and Banner dies, Metallic Gold Ink, Black Ink, Various Gold Ribbon, 1/8″ circle punch, Glue dots, Glue gun, and foam dimensionals.

‘Lucky’ Banner Instructions:

1. Using a BigShot die cutting machine and Banner framelits cut 5 Stardream Fairway Paper banners, and 5 smaller banners from the White Birch . Using a 1″ banner framelit die cut 5 Mahogany Wood Veneer banners.

Note: all of these banners can be easily hand cut using a simple template and pencil for tracing. Trace the template image onto the base materials then cut out banner shapes.

2. Layer and adhere White Birch banners on top of Stardream Fairway Paper banners.

3. Punch out 5 Stardream Fairway Paper circles using scallop circle punch. Punch out 6 Mahogany Wood Veneer circles using scallop circle punch.

4. Using glue dots or hot glue adhere board game letters to the Stardream Fairway Paper circles. Layer on top of the Mahogany Wood Veneer banner pieces.

5. Next adhere the composed letter pieces from step #4 with foam dimensionals on top of the composed banner pieces from step #1, a half inch from the bottom peak of the banner.

6. Lightly press all five 3.5″ paper doilies directly into metallic gold ink pad to transfer gold ink to doilies.

7. Fold golden doilies in half and slide over the top portion of each banner piece. Adhere to banner pieces.

8. Using .5″ gold glitter brads attach through each Mahogany Wood Veneer scallop circle. Then attach each finished banner piece together to spell out the word “lucky”. Attach banners corner to corner.

9. Wrap ribbon/string around the far left and far right brads. Tie additional ribbons to each end of the banner if desired. You are ready to hang your LUCKY banner.

Thank You – You Are Awesome card

Welcome to March. Spring is certainly on it’s way and today’s projects are inspired by Spring flowers, warmer weather and awesomeness.

Supplies: White Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Sheet, Tangerine Ribbon, White Card Stock, Tangerine Card Stock, Flower Embellishment, ½ inch brad (white an image), Tangerine Water-based Marker (or ink pad), ‘Thank You’ & ‘You Are Awesome’ Sentiment Stamps, Watercolor image stamp, Hot glue, Adhesive and Foam Dimensionals.

‘Thank You – You Are Awesome’ Flower Card Instructions:

  1. Trim a sheet of Tangerine card stock to 8.5×5.5, score at 4.25-inches and fold in half. Card will be oriented landscape.
  2. Trim White Birch Wood Sheet to 4×5.25, remove adhesive liner and adhere to card base. Wood sheets are an excellent surface to build your cards upon.
  3. Cut a piece of white card stock to 1 x 3.75.
  4. Stamp Watercolor image, Thank You and You Are Awesome sentiments onto white card stock. Adhere to card at horizon line.
  5. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood Sheet to .75 x 3 for banner flag – hand cut a v flag shape at end of piece to make a flag. Adhere to card on top of white card stock.
  6. Adhere flower embellishment with hot glue or adhesive on top of flag made from Cherry Wood Sheet.
  7. Wrap ribbon around brad to create ribbon tails. You may need to adhere ribbon to the back side of the brad.
  8. Finish off card by poking brad through card.

We had so much fun making this card we created a second project using a very similar layout with a flower, banner flag and verse. This card features White Birch Wood Sheets. Options are endless when using wood sheets.